Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Brandy & Monica  - January 2012
Almost 14 years after The Boy is Mine reached the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart for 13 consecutive weeks (15 in Canada), the Rivalry is back on again for R&B Divas Monica and Brandy.  The Duo whom first joined forces back in 1998, going on to win a GRAMMY Award together, were in Miami over the weekend recording a new track titled Turn the Lights On It All Belongs to Me.  The Track is now slated for a February 6, 2012 release after being recorded over a session in Miami on the weekend of January 7th.

The Track, produced and written by Rico Love (seen top left in the above photo) will appear on both Monica's New Life, in-stores March 6th and Brandy's still-untitled new Disc out this Spring. Brandy signed to RCA Records/Sony Records under Producer Breyon Prescott's (seen top right in the above photo) Chameleon Records in August 2011 and is now at work on her sixth Album, with plans too for a Collaboration Album with her Brother Ray J. Monica was signed to J Records, which folded last year and now seventh Disc New Life will be released also through RCA Records/Sony Records also.  Fate?

After a productive session in the Studio,  Monica and Brandy both Tweeted their excitement, although the latter felt her vocals weren't up-to-par that day saying "Wonderful night in the studio! I wasn't 100%, but I gave it my all and it turned out great! Just a little more raspy than normal.".

A lot has happened in 14 years for bother Singers who are now Mothers. After tragically seeing her Boyfriend Jarvis Weems commit suicide before her eyes back in 2000, Monica has two Sons - Rodney Ramone III (six) and Romelo Montez (four) by then-Boyfriend Rodney Hill.  She currently is dating NBA Player Shannon BrownBrandy, after being involved in highly-publicized fatal Car Crash back in 2006, and having a Daughter with Producer Robert Smith named Sy'rai Iman (nine), was last known to be involved with NBA Player Quentin Richardson in a relationship ending 2005.

Are you ready for this Comeback?  Will it be possible to top The Boy is Mine?  Shouldn't they invite Producers Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins and Dallas Austin back for a true Reunion?

Let's re-live the glory:

(Photo credit: Monica Brown/Video credit: Sony Music)